Updated (July 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Large screen
Screen size
3"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact (95×56×20 mm)
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5.0 cm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX75.6x
              WX95x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $223

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony DSC WX100

              Sony DSC WX100

              Travel zoom

              $185

              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $111

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $184

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $250

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $142

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $5,239 - $5,249 body only

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Size Much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

              Ultra compact

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Slightly smaller
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $196

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

              Compact

              $186

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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